The Biden administration’s recent release of a “Pride” clip on social media has sparked controversy, with critics arguing that it implies child rearing is a communal responsibility.
The clip refers to “LGBTQI+…children” as “not somebody else’s kids” but “all our kids.”
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have consistently used the phrase “our kids” to refer to American children throughout their first term.
In the pride-themed video, President Biden states, “These are our kids. These are our neighbors. Not somebody else’s kids; they’re all our kids.”
He emphasizes the importance of treating everyone in the country, especially LGBTQI+ Americans, with love and respect, assuring them that his administration has their back.
‘They are all our children’ – President Biden claims
This is not the first time President Biden has made such statements. In April of 2022, during an event honoring the National State Teachers of the Year, he reiterated, “They’re all our children.”
“And the reason you’re the Teachers of the Year is because you recognize that.”
“They’re not somebody else’s children; they’re like yours when they’re in the classroom.”
Biden criticizes opponents of child sex mutilation surgeries
During a White House news conference with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, President Biden once again referred to children as “our kids” while discussing Republican-led legislation protecting children and women from gender ideology.
He criticized those who oppose protecting children from sex mutilating surgeries, labeling them “hysterical” and “prejudiced.”
‘Children belong to everyone, not just their parents’- Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris has also expressed her belief that children belong to everyone, not just their parents.
In a 2022 interview with talk show host Seth Meyers, she stated, “When you see our kids, and I truly believe that they are our children, they are the children of our country, of our communities, I mean, our future is bright if we prioritize them.”
Don’t use kids as ‘government pawns’ – critics hit back
However, the recent video from the White House has faced criticism, with conservatives and high-profile figures deeming it “creepy” and demanding that the administration “stay away from our kids.”
Critics argue that children should not be used as government pawns and assert that they belong to their parents, not the government.
White House discloses LGBTQI+ youth protection plan amid controversy
The controversy surrounding the video comes after the White House announces the Biden Administration’s plan to protect LGBTQI+ kids during Pride Month.
The plan includes strengthening mental health resources for LGBTQI+ youth, addressing LGBTQI+ youth homelessness through a new federal initiative, providing federal funding to support programs that help parents affirm their LGBTQI+ kids, and implementing new regulations to protect LGBTQI+ youth in foster care.
Biden administration endorses transgender sex-reassignment surgeries
It is worth noting that the Biden administration has faced criticism for promoting sex-mutilating surgeries and puberty blockers for sex-confused minors.
In March 2022, the administration released documents endorsing transgender sex-reassignment surgeries and hormone treatments for children, citing their importance to overall health and well-being.
Divided perspectives on government’s role in child-rearing
The debate surrounding the Biden administration’s messaging reflects broader disagreements about the role of the government in child rearing and the extent of parental rights.
While some support the idea of communal responsibility for children’s well-being, others argue for the importance of parental authority.
The ongoing discussion highlights the deeply divided perspectives on these issues within American society.